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[Bug 1176577] Re: [HP Compaq dc7700 Small Form Factor PC] mei unexpected reset in kernel 3.8


Dang, I just downgraded by doing a fresh install of server 12.04.4
(instead of server 14.04) (hoping this would go away).

No luck!  It constantly posts these same mei_me alerts to the terminal;
it makes it hard to even type commands; it constantly interrupts your
typing flow.

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  [HP Compaq dc7700 Small Form Factor PC] mei unexpected reset in kernel

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Bug description:
  Right after upgrading kernel from 3.5 to 3.8 (Ubuntu 13.04), the
  syslog got flooded by a large number of such messages:

  May  5 15:33:15 compaq-aldo kernel: [  205.064042] mei 0000:00:03.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETING
  May  5 15:33:21 compaq-aldo kernel: [  211.076029] mei 0000:00:03.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETING
  May  5 15:33:27 compaq-aldo kernel: [  217.088035] mei 0000:00:03.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETING
  May  5 15:33:33 compaq-aldo kernel: [  223.100039] mei 0000:00:03.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETING
  May  5 15:33:39 compaq-aldo kernel: [  229.112045] mei 0000:00:03.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETING

  This was associated by non reliable ethernet functionality, i.e.
  transfer of large files from my Ubuntu box to a local NAS connected
  via ethernet got hanging with no other apparent errors or diagnostics:
  nautilus copy just stopped transferring data, leaving the copy window
  there with the progress bar stopped.

  I tried to reboot, but this behaviour is perfectly reproducible.

  This is one of the first syslog lines got from that kernel:

  May  5 15:30:15 compaq-aldo kernel: [    0.000000] Linux version
  3.8.0-19-generic (buildd@roseapple) (gcc version 4.7.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro
  4.7.3-1ubuntu1) ) #30-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 1 16:36:13 UTC 2013 (Ubuntu
  3.8.0-19.30-generic 3.8.8)

  I attach the whole syslog from boot of that kernel.

  On the same box, launching a previsous kernel (3.5) works flawlessly.
  For the time being, I removed 3.8 kernel from my box, now running 3.5.

  Kind regards
  ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: i386
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  ldx        2074 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  ldx        2074 F.... pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: command ['iw', 'reg', 'get'] failed with exit code 1: nl80211 not found.
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=32cc5d6d-43c1-4e97-a8b7-10b71aac3e29
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-01-04 (121 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.2)
   lo        no wireless extensions.
   eth0      no wireless extensions.
  MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq dc7700 Small Form Factor
  MarkForUpload: True
  Package: linux (not installed)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic root=UUID=38ce1d51-c3cf-438d-b395-f7c4744e2e37 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.30-generic 3.8.8
   linux-restricted-modules-3.8.0-19-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.8.0-19-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.106
  Tags:  raring
  Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic i686
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-04-26 (9 days ago)
  UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo wireshark
  dmi.bios.date: 04/13/2007
  dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.bios.version: 786E1 v01.10
  dmi.board.name: 0A54h
  dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: CZC7451V4Q
  dmi.chassis.type: 4
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr786E1v01.10:bd04/13/2007:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPCompaqdc7700SmallFormFactor:pvr:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn0A54h:rvr:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct4:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: HP Compaq dc7700 Small Form Factor
  dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

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